A Note of Welcome

The BlackLivesMatter Movement is rooted in the experiences of the Black and Brown people living in the margins of  American society. It brings light to their every day struggle to actively resist de-humanization.

A team of MCLA students and Faculty have made it a mission to bring this movement to our community. It is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. We hope to bring light and knowledge about the true plague of racism to the campus community in hopes that all students and staff will take a stand against racial inequality.

The Black Lives Matter project is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. The Black Lives Matter Movement affirms the lives across the diverse spectrum of blackness: Black women, Black men, Black LGBTQ, Black people with disabilities, Black undocumented people. It centers on those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

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